On Tuesday, June 1, the William H. Barton Intermediate School (WHBI) was notified that it was named a 2021 Promising Practice School from Character.org! The WHBI was one of only 170 schools internationally that received this accreditation.
“We are extremely proud to recognize the schools and organizations that have developed and implemented a Promising Practice” said Dr. Arthur Schwartz, President of Character.org. “Each of these programs and initiatives have demonstrated significant impact and strongly align with the principles that help schools and organizations cultivate a culture of character.”
Character.org will honor each 2021 Promising Practice recipient (schools and organizations) at its National Forum to be held October 20-22, 2021. The WHBI was named a National School of Character in 2018.
“We are so excited to be named a Promising Practice School for the 2020-2021 school year,” said WHBI Assistant Principal Amanda Denno. “We focused our work around principle three: the school uses a comprehensive, intentional, proactive approach to develop character. We highlighted the weekly social emotional/character themes and conversation stems that are introduced on our live streamed morning announcements and from there the conversations continue into the classrooms. We are proud to add the Promising Practice designation to our previous accomplishment in 2018 when the WHBI became a National School of Character.”
“The WHBI always makes me proud,” said Superintendent of Schools Kyle L. Gannon. “The building embodies our district’s mission statement and core values at all times.”